Thursday, March 27, 2014

Makeup Storage Ideas

Hey guys,

I am often asked how I store the enormous amounts of makeup that I own, and since I have a bit of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder - I'm not crazy or anything it just means that I like my stuff to be organized and clean)  I like to arrange my makeup well. There are lots of advantages to this, organizing your makeup can help you by making sure that you are aware of all the makeup items you own, also it helps you find that one lipstick you have been looking for since ages but you can't find in your mess but mostly, it makes your valuable stash of makeup look uber pretty. One of my friend has an acrylic manufacturing unit overseas ( he just started production in India too), and I asked him if he could make drawers and lipstick holders for me, I showed him pictures of the designs I wanted and measurements according to my makeup closet. Next thing I know he sent me some. He creates various designs now and supplies worldwide. I've got a lot of these storage containers and have pictured 2 lipstick holders and a blush drawer to show you. I will list under the pictures primary uses of each holder/container and how you can use them.

24 Lipstick Holder















I have chosen to show you some of my mac lipsticks and how these fit nicely in this holder. I keep my lipsticks upside down as it helps me find the shade I want easily since I can read the names. You can choose to keep them either way (I have shown a picture with some kept upside down and some kept other way round) The gap space for each lipstick is really good, they easily fit most lipsticks such as the Maybelline square lipsticks, the YSL square and round lipsticks.. The only lipsticks that I have found in my stash that don't fit in are the huge and bulky Guerlain lipsticks.  These are good for storing lip balms, glosses, rollerball perfumes & chubby sticks ( such as the Clinique chubby sticks or the Revlon Matte Balms reviewed here) This is really practical for me as it separates all my lipsticks according to my preference, and is very sturdy and  therefore does not cause an earthquake causing all my lipsticks to fall when I try to reach for one kept in the back.


12 Lipstick Holder





This is exactly like the lipstick holder pictured above except that it holds 12 lipsticks. I got the small ones as they help me cover space in my makeup closet better and also help me separate my most used lipsticks that I keep up front from the rest. I have pictured these with my MAC lipsticks again just to show you how it looks. Everything else is the same as above.


Clear Acrylic 3 Shelf Drawers.











These are honestly a blessing. To begin with they are clear, which means I can figure what is in them by looking at them and I don't have to waste time looking thru each and every drawer. The shelves sturdy and easy to pull out. I have chosen to show you one of my blush drawers, you can see that these fit a good amount of blushes and can store all sizes of blushes (top drawer has small bobbi brown blushes and the bottom drawer has my huge burberry, tom ford and Nars blushes) Another thing I like is the height of each shelf, they are not too high but good enough to even fit in domed blushes (like the Body Shop one in the second shelf). You can use these drawers to store not only blushes but eyeshadows, liners, mascaras, lipsticks (can fit 2 rows of MAC lipsticks), Lip glosses etc.. Essentially these can be used to store most of the makeup you own. I absolutely love these. I have pictured a few of my containers in the background of a picture in a blogpost here


So my final verdict on these is that these storage options are amazing for my makeup and I don't see myself organizing my stash any other way. I also have a few other sizes of lipstick holders, brush holders and lip and eye pencil holders, let me know if you want to see a post on that as well. If you are wondering where you can find these do drop me an email at shivanichheda@gmail.com and I will be happy to help you procure them. 

What do you think of my makeup storage technique? 



25 comments:

  1. Great and neat way to store the makeup stuffs. How much did the drawers cost you?

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    1. I agree this is according to me the best way to store makeup...

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  2. OMG so much lippies you own :o I'm like fainting, and that's a great post Shivani, I'll too get this holder as it seems quite useful.

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    1. Even i fainted shivani !!!! :-O

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    2. Hehe girls, thanks <3 But this isn't all.. Ive got tons more!!

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  3. I'm more interested in what's inside :D You are INCREDIBLY organised! I begin well and then end up with half my lipsticks in my car, office desk, bathroom, bed and pockets of jeans.

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    1. Hehehe... Thanks.. The OCD drives me nuts, I cannot drive my car without wiping down the wheel, door, gear and everything that feels touched by the driver with anti- bacterial wipes - twice! So well sometimes OCD is a good thing but mostly its annoying! :P

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  4. Wow thats a good post! I too love keeping my makeup organized that way i get to know how much makeup i have, what i need and what i don't and it also helps me to get ready fast!
    It's really nice you shared this post it's important to take care of all the products that we buy plus make sure we use it up after all it's the hard earned money that goes into this!

    XOXO
    Samar
    Glamour Girlz
    http://www.glamourgirlzblog.com/

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    1. I cannot agree more, taking care of your makeup is really important.. And organizing it is essential.. I also once a month make it a point to clean the outer packaging, the inner mirrors and any fallout around the pan to make sure everything is clean and tidy... Also there is no pleasure like finishing up a beloved product.. :)

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  5. wow great post dear! and wonderful ideas.. xo

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  6. Heyy..lovely post...even I want that transparent drawers...How do.we get them???

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    1. Hiiie, thanks a ton, inbox me on Facebook will tell you <3

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  7. Nice Idea, thanks for inspiring me to take care of my products better. Your blog is one of the most amazing blogs I have read, not trying to brown node you. But you are funny, truthful and so jolly. I have bookmarked your blog. Please post more often. Much Love Shenae

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    1. Thank you sooo much, you just made my day girl <3 <3 I will try and post more often, thank you for your encouragement.. Sending lots of love your way <3 <3

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  8. can i hv the makeup storage option wit the products as well :P <3 them

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